Cumbria Crack

Three arrested after armed robbery in Whitehaven

[P]olice are investigating a robbery from a convenience store in Whitehaven.

The robbery occurred at approximately 8.30pm on Monday 19th March.

A male offender has entered the Nisa store on Whinlatter Road and demanded money from the till whilst brandishing a knife. The male made off with £150.

There were no injuries.

Police are also investigating an attempted theft in Whitehaven which occurred at approximately 8.55pm on Monday 19th March outside Opera Bingo on Tangier Street.

A male offender has attempted to steal a bag off a woman in her late 40s. He has been unsuccessful and made off.

A spokesman for Cumbria Police said: “Three local men have been arrested in connection with these offences.

“They have been detained for questioning.”

Anyone with any information is asked to email [email protected] or call 101 and ask to speak to an officer in West Cumbria CID, quoting incident number 216 of the 19th March. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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